I haven't provided an update yet on this weeks progress for our Developer & IT-Pro Days 2007. Since the end of the early-bird last week the registrations keep coming in. The pre-conferences are a success. In the latest status update I've seen on the web developer pre-conf to be delivered by Jeff Prosise, 200+ people are registered.
This week I finalized the complete developer and architect agenda. To avoid conflicts with related topics in the other developer sessions scheduled in the same time slots, and to avoid conflicts with the IT-Pro sessions, I moved around some sessions. This update hasn't made it to the public web site yet. But early next week it will be live at http://www.microsoft.com/belux/devitprodays/agenda/overview.aspx!
This year there aren't any specific core or virtual tracks like we had last year. The wealth of developer content that is available to the attendees is structured and leveled by pre-fixing all sessions with DEVxxx, where the first x specifies the level of the session. Eg: DEV3xx is a level 300 session. The last two xx are only specifying the session number which is used for ordering purposes. Based on this session title (Eg: DEV318 - What’s New in Visual Basic 9.0 for Application Developers) the attendees will be able to download the PowerPoint slide decks from the web site.
All sessions are led by experts, will use PowerPoint slide decks and demos. Target level of the content is Level 200 for introductionary sessions, Level 300 for advanced content and Level 400 for deep technical content on very specific topics. There won't be any Level 100 content delivered during the conference. This Level 100 content is usually already available on-line through web casts.
To provide you with the best customized learning experience I selected a variety of products and developer techniques: Office 2007, Windows Vista and programming on .NET Framework 3.0, Visual Studio 2005, Team System, Visual Studio "Orcas", SQL Server 2005, and all things related to .NET Framework.
As the agenda is finalized I'd like to give you an update on the speakers list of the developer and architects track. And to be honest the list is quite impressive!
Let's have a look at the list:
Some of these speakers are people from our local developer community who are considered and rewarded as experts by Microsoft and their peers. The other speakers are all technical experts in their domain and very well-known in the industry. Most - if not all - have spoken at big international technical events like TechEd US, TechEd: Developers, PDC, DevWeek, devscovery, Advisor conferences, DevDays, Technical Days, etc. with top scores as a result.
From next week on I'll have a more in-depth look at the developer topcis and products covered during Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007. If you want to attend, there are still seats available. Register today! See you at Dev & IT-Pro Days 2007!